This fascinating hill station is at a height of 467 to 1572 m above
sea level. At least 10 hair pin bends have to be negotiated on the
ghat road that passes through the breathtaking evergreen forests
of the Sahya Ranges. Seethakundu at Nelliyampathy offers a panoramic
view of about one third of Palakkad.
A beautiful synthesis of mountains, rivers and forests, Attappady
is of great interest to anthropologists. This is the habitat of
many tribes like the Irulars and Mudugas. The Malleeswaran peak
is worshipped as a gigantic Sivalinga by the Adivasis who also celebrate
the Sivarathri festival with great fervour. A PWD Rest House, a
VIP Guest House and a few private hotels offers accommodation at
It takes a three hour trek from the base of the Dhoni hills, to
reach this reserve forest area with its small, beautiful waterfall.
This hill country is the delight of trekkers. The community hall
at Kalikatty is used as a camping base for trekkers.